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    Having trouble fitting rear brake

    Setting up my wife's bike which is a small frame. Very little space between canti studs and seat tube. Rear brake cable comes around right side of tube and has to make a very big loop to connect into left arm (noodle) on v brake. Not a problem on bigger frames because there is more space. I'm using avid single digit rear brake. Is there another that is easier to fit, and/or a way to modify the setup? Is there a brake that allows you to swap sides with the brake arms? Two brakes I'm thinking of trying are Paul Motolite and Magura hs33 but they are pretty expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gthcarolina
    Setting up my wife's bike which is a small frame. Very little space between canti studs and seat tube. Rear brake cable comes around right side of tube and has to make a very big loop to connect into left arm (noodle) on v brake. Not a problem on bigger frames because there is more space. I'm using avid single digit rear brake. Is there another that is easier to fit, and/or a way to modify the setup? Is there a brake that allows you to swap sides with the brake arms? Two brakes I'm thinking of trying are Paul Motolite and Magura hs33 but they are pretty expensive.
    can you take a pic and post it? I have an idea what you're saying but with a pic it would be easier to find a better route for the noodle etc...

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